After a second weekend of stellar showcases, featuring some of the best local tunes Utah has to offer, the votes have been tallied. And after counting up the online votes and the in-person ballots cast at the showcases, the three finalists are...
The Lindsay Heath Orchestra, King Niko and Cory Mon and the Starlight Gospel!
All three acts managed to combine an active online push for votes with drawing a crowd to their respective showcases, and the effort paid off. They will all perform this Saturday at The Complex's Vertigo Room, along with DJ Flash n Flare, the winner of this year's CWMA DJ Spinoff. (Speaking of the DJ Spinoff, if you want to hear Flash n Flare's winning set, you can check it out right here.
Here's a review of Lindsay Heath Orchestra's Saturday night showcase at The Woodshed. And right here is a review of the showcase both King Niko and Cory Mon and the Starlight Gospel played last weekend at the Avalon Theater.
The ultimate winner will be the band that gets the most votes at the final showcase Saturday night, so bring your friends, and tell the neighbors: There's a party on Saturday and the bands want to see you there. You can find more info on the CWMAs here, and the doors open at The Complex Vertigo room at 9 p.m.; cover is $10.
See y'all Saturday.